A Cake for Lola Panyang’s 90th Birthday

This is our 2-tier custom fondant cake to celebrate Lola Panyang’s 90th birthday on its way to Minantoc West (here in our hometown of Amadeo, Cavite). Cake flavors inside are ube and moist chocolate with buttercream filling.
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For even more cake pegs, designs, and inspirations, as well as other awesome ideas for your weddings, parties, and other special occasions, do check out Sofia’s Cakes Tagaytay on Instagram. Continue reading A Cake for Lola Panyang’s 90th Birthday

Are You Going On a Visita Iglesia Road Trip This Year?

If you plan on heading down Metro Tagaytay this Holy Week to do your Visita Iglesia, you might want to check out our list of Catholic Churches in Metro Tagaytay.

Featured on our list:

Candelaria Chapel in Alfonso,
Ina ng Laging Saklolo in Tagaytay City,
Our Lady of the Candles Parish in Silang,
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church in Tagaytay City,
Palocpoc Church (or San Isidro Labrador Church) in Mendez,
Saint Augustine Parish in Mendez,
St. Gregory Parish Church in Indang,
St. Mary Magdalene in Amadeo,
and San Juan Nepomuceno Church in Alfonso.

We’ve got a nice interactive Google Map as well, to help you plan your trip better.

We also have an additional 10 more churches in nearby Cavite and Batangas that you might want to include in your Visita Iglesia road trip.

Check that post out now! 

Catholic Churches In Tagaytay

Where To Get Married in Metro Tagaytay.

One of the first things any couple considers when making plans for a Tagaytay wedding is the availability of their church of choice.

There are many Catholic churches in Tagaytay, as well as the neighboring towns of Alfonso, Indang, Mendez, Amadeo and Silang. You also have several viable options outside Metro Tagaytay, in nearby Cavite and Batangas.

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We now present you a list of ten Catholic Churches in Tagaytay, which include the following:

Candelaria Chapel in Alfonso,
Ina ng Laging Saklolo, in Tagaytay City,
Our Lady of the Candles Parish in Silang,
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church, or Lourdes Church, in Tagaytay City,
Palocpoc Church (or San Isidro Labrador Church) in Mendez,
Saint Augustine Parish in Mendez,
St. Gregory Parish Church in Indang,
St. Mary Magdalene in Amadeo,
San Antonio ng Padua, in Silang,
and San Juan Nepomuceno Church in Alfonso.

This is a most useful list for:

  • Couples looking to plan their Tagaytay wedding,
  • Those going on a Visita Iglesia road trip for Holy Week,
  • Those looking for new churches to visit in Metro Tagaytay.

Continue reading Catholic Churches In Tagaytay

Pinoy Pickup Lines on Gette and Nikko’s Lootbags

The Sofia’s Cakes team set up a candy station for Gette and Nikko’s engagement-and-birthday party a few weeks back. We were there to set up a their cake, as well as their sweets and treats. But what really got us tickled pink were the lootbags our hosts have prepared for their guests:

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Each guest had a handy lootbag for stashing away some of the sweets and treats provided at the party. And each lootbag had a Pinoy pickup line on it. Continue reading Pinoy Pickup Lines on Gette and Nikko’s Lootbags

Here’s What’s Happening in Metro Tagaytay

(Editor’s Note: This article was written by Renzie Baluyut– professional destination wedding consultant, events & marketing expert and Metro Tagaytay small business owner, posted on his blog at Renzie Baluyut Online.)

The term “Metro Tagaytay” isn’t exactly an official designation, although it has been used mainly by real estate developers, wedding vendors, hotels, restaurants and other business owners operating in the neighborhood.

Metro Tagaytay’s territory covers the entire Tagaytay City, as well as the adjoining Cavite towns of Alfonso, Indang, Mendez, Amadeo and Silang.

While there are rumors that the wheels have been turning to make Metro Tagaytay official– and thereby bringing Alfonso, Indang, Mendez, Amadeo and Silang within its jurisdiction– we can only speculate on how soon this would actually happen, and more importantly, how it would affect local business.


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What’s Happening In Metro Tagaytay

Right at the top of the list of what sorts of businesses are flourishing in and around the area of Tagaytay City, are:

Travel and Tourism
Weddings
Agriculture
Real Estate
Wellness

Travel and Tourism.  This one’s a no-brainer, considering how close Tagaytay City is to Metro Manila, as well as how it is conveniently located on the way to (parts of) Batangas, even Laguna and Quezon.  (Tagaytay City is still part of Cavite, by the way!)

Metro Tagaytay is a popular tourist destination, attracting regular folk from the big city, as well as foreign visitors looking for a little adventure or relaxation.

As such, you have a plethora of hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, as well as restaurants, coffee shops and other recreational facilities in and around Tagaytay.

One of our favorite restaurants in Tagaytay is Breakfast at Antonio's, which is conveniently right along the highway, on your way to Nasugbu from Tagaytay.
One of our favorite restaurants in Tagaytay is Breakfast at Antonio’s, which is conveniently right along the highway, on your way to Nasugbu from Tagaytay.

Click here for a list of restaurants in the area of Metro Tagaytay.

Weddings.  Metro Tagaytay is also a popular choice for destination weddings. We’ve seen a lot of wedding venues crop up within the last few years, and you now have a thriving community of local wedding vendors– from caterers to photographers/videographers, wedding coordination teams, stylists, florists, as well as wedding cake suppliers, bridal car rental companies, wedding hosts and musicians.

A scene from our own wedding at Tagaytay Highlands. Photo by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto.
A scene from our own wedding at Tagaytay Highlands. Photo by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto.

Peak season for weddings is December to January, with a secondary peak during the summer.

Click here for a list of hotels in the area of Metro Tagaytay.

Agriculture.  The towns around Tagaytay City– Alfonso, Indang, Mendez, Amadeo and Silang– are all primarily agricultural municipalities, with sprawling farmlands growing all sorts of produce, as well as flowering plants, decorative plants and trees.

Pineapples grow in abundance around Metro Tagaytay, where you can find farms of all kinds.
Pineapples grow in abundance around Metro Tagaytay, where you can find farms of all kinds.

As one might expect, many Metro Tagaytay restaurants and hotels either source their produce locally or, more interestingly enough, maintain their own farms nearby.

Take a look around, and you’ll see fruit stands, vegetable stalls and landscaping services everywhere. If you know where to look, you’ll find all sorts of herb gardens, flower farms and even tree nurseries within the neighborhood.

Click here for 10 Fun Facts about Tagaytay.

 

Real Estate.  Not surprisingly, you have all sorts of real estate companies, from big players like SMDC, Ayala Corporation, Robinsons and Citiland, to smaller subdivision developers and property management groups.

In Metro Tagaytay, you'll find all manners of real estate available-- from parcels of land, to houses and lots, as well as condominium units.
In Metro Tagaytay, you’ll find all manners of real estate available– from parcels of land, to houses and lots, as well as condominium units.

It seems like everyone is selling a piece of Metro Tagaytay land here, or a new condominium unit there. Just make sure you deal with authorized brokers, with all the necessary papers and titles that go with transactions like these.

Wellness.  Not as big, but just as flourishing, is the wellness sector in Metro Tagaytay.  The neighborhood already has a number of well-known spas, retreat houses, organic farms, as well as restaurants using a great deal of organic food.  Add to that your weekend warriors biking/running into Tagaytay City, and retirees looking to live out the rest of their days in the hilly countryside.

A pot of hot tea, from Nurture Spa in Tagaytay.  Metro Tagaytay has a lot of great options for rest and relaxation for families, career-folk, businessmen and retirees.
A pot of hot tea, from Nurture Spa in Tagaytay. Metro Tagaytay has a lot of great options for rest and relaxation for families, career-folk, businessmen and retirees.

In Conclusion

Metro Tagaytay has so much to offer: it’s got a lot of big city conveniences, as well as business opportunities, but you still have that much-needed laid-back and stress-free lifestyle that provincial living brings.

I now call this place home.  After living and toiling in Metro Manila all my life, how can you not appreciate the unpolluted Tagaytay countryside air?  You’ve got a great view of Taal Volcano and the lake, a lot of places nearby to visit, and most importantly, it’s still relatively close to Metro Manila if I need to get some business done.  Needless to say, I love it here.